Last November we had a decent sized earthquake, felt mostly in Kaikoura and the north of the South Island, and also in Wellington. One fatality unfortunately with many buildings severely damaged or written off: it certainly reminded us that civilisation remains subject to the ongoing consent of nature.
“In the uncertain hour before the morning,
Between three districts whence the smoke arose,
I met one walking, loitering and hurried,
As if blown towards me..”
The Albemarle Building in the Cuba St Quarter, an old woman with a cart and a child, and a cottage with smoke emerging. Oils 60×40